The Honorable Martin J. Walsh Mayor - City of Boston

Jill and Niraj Shah - Shah Family Foundation


Jeff Leiden, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Chairman, Vertex

Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., FASN 
Chief Executive Officer and President, Vertex


Jay Calnan  -  J. Calnan & Associates  |  Marc Casper  -  Thermo Fisher Scientific  |  Jack Connors, Jr.  -  Connors Family Office  |  Bob Coughlin  -  MassBio  |  Roger Crandall - MassMutual  |  Zoltan Csimma  -  Formerly Genzyme Corporation  |  Andrew Dreyfus  -  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts  |  John Fish - Suffolk Construction  |  Laurie Glimcher  -  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  |  Josh Kraft  -  Boys & Girls Club of Boston  |  Terry McGuire - Polaris Partners  |  Jim Mullen  -  Biotech Investor  |  Betsy Nabel, M.D. - Brigham and Women’s Hospital  |  Joan Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A. - Harvard Medical School  |  Bob Reynolds  -  Putnam Investments  |  Bill Sibold - Sanofi Genzyme  | Yanni Tsipis  -  WS Development

About BSCP

The Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) was founded in 1991 with the objective of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged individuals in the biomedical sciences, the biopharmaceutical industry and the health professions. BSCP was founded by the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Board of Higher Education.  All programs are always provided at no cost to student participants.  Funds raised through generous donations to Evening of Hope continue to keep the BSCP mission alive.

Our Mission

The Biomedical Science Careers Program's mission is to provide students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers. We believe that the individual potential of each student should not be lost or ignored. This concept is captured in the word HOPE:

Horizons: Expanding the academic and career horizons of students, particularly students of color, will enable our community and nation to meet the future needs of business, scientific and academic organizations.

Opportunity: The development of a diversified, well-balanced workforce requires the linking of educational training and mentoring for students with employment opportunities in science, academia, business and government.

Potential: Supporting the academic capability, desire to succeed and willingness to persevere of minority and disadvantaged youth will ensure that untapped human potential in our community is not lost.

Excellence: The social and economic future of our country rests on our ability to engage all sectors of our society, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, disability or class in pursuit of excellence.

Since its Inception in 1991, BSCP has served:

  • Over 13,000 student participants
  • Over 1,200 postdoctoral trainees and junior faculty
  • Participants from over 391 institutions spanning 38 states plus Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Belgium and Australia

Thank You to BSCP's Board of Directors

President  |  ​Joan Y. Reede, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A.

Vice President  |  Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D.

Treasurer  |  James M. Connolly 

Secretary  |   Zoltan A. Csimma​

Clerk  |   Djadé Soumana, Ph.D.  

Board Members
Dennis A. Dean, II, Ph.D.   |  Yvonne Greenstreet, M.B.Ch.B., M.B.A.
Monica Grewal, J.D. |  Tuan Ha-Ngoc  |  Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., FASN  
Rafael E. Luna, Ph.D.  |  David P. Meeker, M.D.  |  J. Keith Motley, Ph.D.
Danna G. Muir   |  James C. Mullen   |  John T. Potts, Jr., M.D.  |  Bill Sibold
Emeritus Members of The Board 
Corinne Broderick  |  Gregory B. Brown, M.D., M.B.A.  
George H. Kaye 1943-2014   |  H. Richard Nesson, M.D. 1932-1998 
Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.   |  Kyrsis Rodriguez, Ph.D.   |  Michael Rosenblatt, M.D. 
  Jamil B. Scott, Ph.D., M.P.H.   |  Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., OBE
Henri A. Termeer 1946-2017    James R. Tobin 
Josef von Rickenbach  |  Jeffrey M. Wiesen, Esq. 

Virtual Evening of Hope 

If you missed tonight's program - it can be seen in the video above!